U.S. Girls U19 after win over Mexico

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (August 3, 2023) – The U.S. Girls U19 National Team stayed unbeaten at the FIVB World Championship on Thursday with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20) win over Mexico in Osijek, Croatia.

The U.S. (3-0) has Friday off before returning to the court against Poland (3-0) on Saturday at noon PDT.


Middle blocker Jaela Auguste led all players with 13 points on five kills, a match-high five blocks, and three aces. The U.S. finished with a 10-2 advantage in blocks and has out-blocked its past two opponents, 23-6.

Outside hitter Emerson Sellman totaled 12 points on 11 kills and one ace, and outside hitter Teraya Sigler added 11 points on nine kills, one block, and one ace. Middle blocker Favor Anyanwu contributed eight points on five kills, one block, and two aces. The U.S. recorded seven aces to Mexico’s two.

Outside hitter Becca Kelley scored five points and opposite Abigail Mullen added four. Kelley, Mullen and setter Charlie Fuerbringer had one block apiece. Libero Ava Falduto led the team with 11 digs and shared the team-high with four successful receptions.

A 6-0 run propelled the U.S. to a 15-9 lead in the opening set. It extended the lead to as many as seven points, 20-13. Sellman scored five points on four kills and an ace. The U.S. hit .346 in the set.

Mexico scored the first four points of the second set, but it was a 4-0 run by the U.S. to finish the set that stretched the lead to two sets to none. Back-to-back blocks by Sellman and Auguste closed out the set.

The U.S. Girls U19 Team started strong in the third set, taking a five-point lead, 13-8, on a Sigler ace. An Auguste kill and ace made it 21-16 before Mexico scored three points in a row to cut the lead to two points before the U.S. scored four of the final five points to close out the match.

There are 24 teams from around the world competing at the World Championship.

U.S. Girls U19 Roster for the 2023 FIVB World Championship

Name (Position, Height, Birth Year, Hometown, School, USAV Region)
2 Jaela Auguste (MB, 6-2, 2006, Spring, Texas, Grand Oaks HS, Lone Star)
3 Charlie Fuerbringer (S, 5-11, 2006, Hermosa Beach, Calif., Mira Costa HS, Southern California)
4 Ayden Ames (MB, 6-4, 2006, Prosper, Texas, Prosper HS, North Texas)
5 Favor Anyanwu (MB, 6-2, 2006, Rowlett, Texas, Sachse HS, North Texas)
6 Campbell Flynn (S, 6-3, 2006, Rochester Hills, Mich., Mercy HS, Lakeshore)
9 Ava Falduto (L, 5-7, 2006, Elmhurst, Ill., IC Catholic Prep, Great Lakes)
11 Becca Kelley (OH, 6-3, 2005, Rockwall, Texas, University of Oregon, North Texas)
12 Olivia Mauch (L, 5-6, 2005, Bennington, Neb., Bennington HS, Great Plains)
13C Emerson Sellman (OH, 6-4, 2005, Burtonsville, Md., The Academy of the Holy Cross, Chesapeake)
15 Abigail Mullen (Opp, 6-3, 2006, Kansas City, Mo., Liberty HS, Heart of America)
17 Teraya Sigler (OH, 6-2, 2006, Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz., Arizona)
19 Abby Vander Wal (OH, 6-3, 2006, Elmhurst, Ill., Timothy Christian HS, Great Lakes)

Head Coach: Jamie Morrison
Assistant Coach: Michelle Chatman Smith
Assistant Coach: Maggie Eppright
Performance Analyst: Kyle Thompson
ATC: Chris Cornell
Team Lead: Jon Wong

1 Lizzy Andrew (MB, 6-5, 2005, Ridgefield, Wash., Ridgefield HS, Columbia Empire)
7 Carly Gilk (OPP, 6-2, 2006, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Champlin Park HS, North Country)
8 Kaci Demaria (OH, 6-4, 2007, San Pedro, Calif., Palos Verdes HS, Southern California)
10 Noemie Glover (Opp, 6-2, 2005, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., University of Oregon, Southern California)
14 Skyler Pierce (OH, 6-2, 2005, Lenexa, Kan., Olathe Northwest HS, Heart of America)
16 Cari Spears (OH, 6-3, 2007, Dallas, Texas, Prestonwood Christian Academy, North Texas)
18 Izzy Starck (S, 6-1, 2006, Melbourne, Fla., Viera HS, Rocky Mountain)

U.S. Schedule for the 2023 FIVB Girls U19 World Championship
Matches will be shown on the Volleyball World YouTube channel
All times PDT
Aug. 1: USA def. Korea, 3-2 (25-21, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-10)
Aug. 2: USA def. Japan, 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 26-24)
Aug. 3: USA def. Mexico, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20)
Aug. 5: at 12 p.m. USA vs Poland
Aug. 6: at 8 a.m. USA vs Serbia
Aug. 7: Round of 16 and classification matches
Aug. 9: Quarterfinals and classification matches
Aug. 10: Semifinals and classification matches
Aug. 11: Finals